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Party Girl


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All little girls love to dress up, so why not knit a hat and purse for special occasions, or for special playing ? The hat is made in the round, starting with the ruffle, and then decreasing the number of stitches to make the body of the hat. The hat shown in the picture is 18 inches around. You can adjust the size during the felting process by checking it frequently. The purse is made of garter stitch modular diamonds. There is no sewing to put it together. You make one diamond at a time, and knit them together as you go, by picking up stitches from the preceding diamonds. NOTE: Do not use super wash wool for felting. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Knit and purl, increase and decrease, knit in the round, pick up stitches, felt the finished product. (Felting instructions are included.) GAUGE 15 stitches/ 4 inches; 21 rows/ 4 inches in stockinette stitch, before felting. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Hat: 18 inches around (adjustable with felting); purse is 7 inches by 7 inches at its points.

Supplies Needed

  • Two colors of worsted weight wool. Hat takes 70 yards (64 meters) of each color. Purse takes 120 yards (110 meters) of each color. For purse, use size 10 (6 mm) needles of any type. For hat, use size 10 (6 mm) double pointed needles; size 10 (6 mm) 16 inch circular needle, and size 10 (6 mm) 32 inch circulat needle.
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I am an independent knitting designer enjoying lots of knitting after retiring from practicing law. I love most kinds of knitting, and I taught knitting in the Sacramento area.